Nov 16, 2013 2:33am
Daytime television in 1949
This, ladies and gentlemen, is WABD-TV's daytime schedule for 14 January 1949. I'm pretty into WABD/DuMont, and I don't think I'm alone in that. Their daytime schedule made headlines in November 1949. Broadcasting at 7:00AM? People were shocked that a station would begin their broadcasting day at such an early time.
7:00AM Sign On
7:05AM - News and C-W-T (per the book this meant "Clock-Weather-Temperature")
7:15AM - "Keep Fit with MacLevy"
7:30AM - C-W-T; and Madison and 53rd Street
7:45AM - "Your School Reporter"
8:00AM - "Camera Headlines"
8:10AM - C-W-T; and Madison and 53rd Street
8:30AM - "DuMont Kindergarten"
9:15AM - "Morning Chapel"
9:45AM - "Amanda"
10:00AM - "Your Television Shopper"
10:30AM - "Welcome Neighbor"
11:00AM - "Stan Shaw"(The Stan Shaw Show?)
12:00PM - "Camera Headlines"
12:15PM - "Man on the Street"
12:30PM - "Ted Steel" (The Ted Steel Show?)
1:00PM - "Okay, Mother"
1:30PM - News
1:40PM - "By Request"
2:45PM - "Spare Room"
3:00PM - "The Needle Shop"
3:15PM - "Vincent Lopez" (The Vincent Lopez Show?)
3:45PM - "Women's Club"
4:00PM - "And Everything Nice"
4:15PM - "Fassler"
4:30PM - "Inside Photoplay"
5:00PM - "Ted Steele" (The Ted Steele Show?)
5:15PM - "Manhattan Spotlight"
5:30PM - C-W-T; and Madison and 53rd Street
5:45PM - "Children's Records"
...I put this together for a Wikipedia talk page (I hate my many bad and at time offensive/biased edits on Wikipedia), and post it here as well. My source is an old newspaper page.
As for the shows, what were they abot? Well:
"Morning Chapel" was a religious series, featuring three hosts, each of a different faith. One segment was for Catholic viewers, one segment for Protestant viewers, and one segment for Jewish versions.
"Amanda" starring Amanda Randolph, who sang songs.
"Your Television Shopper" was an early experiment in home shopping programming. People would present their products, which were described and demonstrated.
"Okay, Mother" Can be viewed on this website.
"Spare Room" was a music show with Phil Hanna.
"The Needle Shop" - A show about sewing.
"And Everything Nice" was a show about fashion (at least one episode is still extant, but not available online).
I might be wrong, but I think "Inside Photoplay" was a show about movies stars, or some sort of gossip show about them, or something like that.
This post was modified by The_Emperor_Of_Television on 2013-11-16 06:47:30
This post was modified by The_Emperor_Of_Television on 2013-11-16 10:33:15